Enjoying
Enjoy En*joy", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enjoyed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Enjoying}.] [OF. enjoier to receive with joy; pref. en- (L. in) + OF. & F. joie joy: cf. OF. enjoir to enjoy. See {Joy}.] 1. To take pleasure or satisfaction in the possession or experience of; to feel or perceive with pleasure; to be delighted with; as, to enjoy the dainties of a feast; to enjoy conversation. [1913 Webster]

2. To have, possess, and use with satisfaction; to occupy or have the benefit of, as a good or profitable thing, or as something desirable; as, to enjoy a free constitution and religious liberty. [1913 Webster]

That the children of Israel may enjoy every man the inheritance of his fathers. --Num. xxxvi. 8. [1913 Webster]

To enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season. --Heb. xi. 25. [1913 Webster]

3. To have sexual intercourse with. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{To enjoy one's self}, to feel pleasure; to be happy. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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